I had the good pleasure of inviting the lovely folk form Wizard Cleaning into my home this morning.
After weeks of my being extremely tardy, and they being most gracious and understanding, I was eventually able to coordinate a time and day, where it all went to plan. So that was nice.
It also afforded me the same number of weeks in which to ensure the removal of all manner of child-related paraphernalia to be lifted from the carpeted areas, which were to be cleaned, and have them put away.
Ah, well, half the job was done. Essentially, 4.3 weeks of repeatedly asking for items such as LEGO, LEGO, dinosaurs, LEGO, dinosaurs, and bits of charger cable that the cat had chewed through to be picked up and put away saw them picked up. But not put away. Just dumped into another, non-carpeted area of the house.
This left such things as dropped dinner, cat spew, and near on two years of dust (we lived in the midst of a building site for 3/4 of this time, where behind us houses were going up, and in front of us, there was a wetlands in the process of being developed … so it was a dirtlands for a majority of the dry months) and two minute noodles.
A good steam cleaning was well overdue, so when Wizard Contacted me and offered their services, I just knew they were going to do a better job than the half-arsed 12 year old, who sprinkled carpet cleaner on stuff and halfheartedly vaccuumed it off three days later, and the 15 year old, who did the carpet cleaner stuff and promptly forgot (or “forgot”) about it.
I was met with friendly faces, and efficiency, even though I was unsure as to what their reaction to stairs might be. Whenever we’ve had deliveries of things, the stairs are viewed as The Forbidden Zone, and I am reguarly met with flat out refusal to even contemplate the stairs. As though for a delivery driver to place a foot on the bottom step, he will be sucked into a black hole of nothingness, where his iPhone will no longer work, and the earbud in his left ear will be completely pointless.
These guys, however, were more than accommodating when it came to the stairs. Which pleased me greatly, as they, too, had been subject to the same number of years of dust and two minute noodle exposure.
I had also set aside a couple of hours for this job, three floors, two bedrooms, an open plan living area, and another study nook, landing at top of stairs kind of area. The two other bedrooms were left out of the mix, given the level of trauma that was experience in both the asking of, and the being asked to, pick crap up off the floor. Thus, they provided a good place to dump all the stuff that was on the floor and needed moving so the other areas could be cleaned.
Anyhoo, the efficiency provided meant the job was done in little under an hour, and they left me with lovely, clean, nice smelling carpets, and a couple of really good tips on what to do when stuff is spilt, dropped, or spewed on the floor.
I was more concerned about how well their machine coped with the task at hand, but it did. And it did a bloody good job, too.
I had considered, give the job involved steam, asking them to tip the contents of the cleaning into a couple of bowls for when the kids got home, as I’m fairly sure it contained a couple of good sized two minute noodle meals. But they decided it was a bit too muddy and dirty to be serving to kids.
I didn’t want to get into an immune system debate, and given they really did know what they were talking about, I thought I would take their advice.
So, there it was, like magic, thanks to these magic wizards of carpet cleaning. I have nice, clean, stain free carpets.
Or I did. Right up until the moment the kids got home …
I do highly recommend them. Wizard Cleaning, not kids spill and drop stuff on carpets, I mean.
Check them out at http://wizard-cleaning.com.au/
Disclaimer: I was not paid or given any monetary reward or incentive to write this post. I was, however, offered the use of two wizards to magically clean my carpet with their big, carpet cleany device, even though I feared for their safety and wellbeing. Thus, my carpets were cleaned, free of charge. My carpets were also dirtied free of charge, but that’s another issue entirely. The only request was that I share this carpet cleaning experience with you. Which I have done … and it was a good one 🙂